“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…….” We all know the Christmas song, but I’m changing it up a bit. My song is called the “12 Practices of the Holidays”. Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, perhaps you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something else, these practices will work for you. I hope you enjoy!
The tenth practice of the Holidays is--PRACTICE THOUGHTFULNESS. This is like the eighth practice of Christmas which was practicing mindfulness, only instead of inward you go outward and be thoughtful to others. Total harmony with the definition which is the consideration for the needs of other people. Small things can be the most thoughtful to others. So open that door for someone, send a card or note in the mail, email that person you haven’t spoken to in months, donate your time or resources to charities, animal shelters, or anyone in need. Thoughtfulness is a benefit to you as well, it helps you be a better person. But don’t just be thoughtful during the holidays, cultivate that quality into your daily lives.